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Report Series: Extended Service Schools
Part 1 of 3

Getting Started with Extended Service Schools

How can schools start and operate programs that offer services for children and families during non-school hours?
November 2000
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  • The Wallace Foundation
Page Count 16 pages


Extended service schools go beyond the traditional academic day to provide services for children, families, and community members during non-school hours. This report, based on Wallace’s Extended Service Schools initiative, reviews practical issues such as planning, staffing, space, and maintenance in creating safe and productive enrichment programs in schools outside of the school day.

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